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Laugh to the Musical Comedy of David O'Doherty
One of David O'Doherty's most popular sketches asks you to lower your expectations, but you can raise them as high as possible and still be shocked at how much this comedian will make you laugh. He combines hilarious observations about life and self-deprecating jokes with perfect comedic timing, as the tempo is set by his famous little keyboard.
David O'Doherty will take his unique mix of music and comedy around the UK and his native Ireland this year. He'll play The Cube in Corby, the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton, the Corn Exchange in Exeter, The Tobacco Factory in Bristol, The Glee Club in Cardiff, and The Source Arts Centre in Thurles. David O'Doherty tickets are available for a series of shows in Dublin at Whelan's, as well as An Draiocht in Blanchardstown.
O'Doherty has said that he originally wanted to be a professional cyclist or jazz musician but didn't have the natural abilities for either. Instead, he had to get a job as a telemarketer until his comedy career took off. In addition to the comedy and music that has made him famous, David O'Doherty has also authored two plays and a children's book.
O'Doherty has been playing live shows since 1998, when he was just 23 years old. Since then, he has toured the United States and performed at festivals in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, along with frequently playing shows in Ireland and the UK. David O'Doherty is also a frequent nominee and winner of comedy awards, including winning an Edinburgh Comedy Award, the Channel 4 So You Think You're Funny Comedy Competition, Irish Comedian of the Year from Hot Press, and the Intelligent Finance Comedy award. He has been nominated for a BBC New Comedy Award and Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Barry Award for his show David O'Doherty is My Name.
He also had his own six episode TV series in 2007, which was called The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty. The show taped O'Doherty trying to complete humorous goals, such as going to the Dublin Zoo in Victorian era clothes and asking to buy a penguin. He has made guest appearances on Would I Lie to You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and a number of other shows.
Unlike many comedians, O'Doherty didn't have to wait long for his breakout performance. He was booked to play his show The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy at the Comedy Cellar in Dublin in 1998. He was invited to play the show again at the Edinburgh Fringe arts festival, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer from the Perrier Comedy Awards.
In 2007, O'Doherty began his recording career by releasing the comedy song single "Orange." The track reached number 30 on the singles chart in Ireland. He released a 14 track album in 2012 called We Are Not The Champions. He worked with his brother to write The Bees of Manulla, a radio series about detective bees, as well as several books, including 100 Facts About Pandas and the sequel, 100 Facts About Sharks, which feature funny, fake information about animals. He also appeared as a paralysed character in the 2008 black comedy movie, A Film with Me in It.
David O'Doherty tickets will take you to a show where laughter reigns. David sets a lighthearted mood for the crowd with the bouncy beats and squeals of his signature mini electronic keyboard. His unkempt bowl cut hairdo, frumpy clothes, and impish face add even more humour to his jokes about pop culture and daily life. He'll also abandon his keyboard during some of his sketches, instead pacing around, making funny hand gestures, and even rolling across the stage--anything to keep his fans laughing from beginning 'til end, and they do.
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